When interior designer Paige Geffen moved into a one-bedroom rental in Echo Park, Los Angeles, she faced a common design challenge: a challenging layout.
The one-bedroom 500-square-foot bungalow, built in 1965, has a kitchen, living, and dining room all in one space. “There was a lot of problem solving involved,” Paige says. “The placement of the windows drove me insane. The sofa could not be centered between the windows because of the layout.” Paige, who worked as a prop stylist before starting her interior design business, found solutions by creating transitions between each area with artwork, furniture, and rugs.
Renters—listen closely: “I really believe that you can change an entire room and make anything work with proper styling. You can rearrange the balance and reimagine the look and feel of any space.” Here’s how she did it.
Paige is an expert at sourcing vintage. Her favorite sources: The Rose Bowl (“I always get there at 6am”), Grain and Dekor in Atwater Village, and Den Møbler for midcentury. Thanks to Paige for sharing. You can find more from Paige on Instagram @paigegeffen.
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